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Yanz Peter Anderson
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Birth: Apr. 26, 1851, Denmark
Death: Jul. 11, 1936
Moody County
South Dakota, USA

Resident Here 58 Years Heat Victim - The intense heat of Friday, the hottest day on record, contributed largely to the death of one of Moody county's well-known and respected pioneers.

Y.P. Anderson died Friday evening at 10:00 o'clock at his home in Ward township at the age of 85 years, 2 months and 21 days.

The passing of Mr. Anderson removes a personage who came here when Dakota was but a territory, enduring all the hardships of pioneer days.

He was born in Laaland, Denmark, April 26, 1851, and at the age of 17 years came to America. He spent several years in Hudson, Wis. and on March 17, 1878, just 58 years ago, he came to Dakota Territory, and homesteaded on a farm in Ward township, where he lived until his death.

He was active in the affairs of his community, and for more than 40 years held various offices of public trust.

He was married April 11, 1887, to Mary Ellen Arrigan, who preceded him in death 25 years ago. He was a member of Elkton Lodge No. 57, A.F. & A.M. and in 1930 he received a gold medal from the order for 50 years of service.

He had been confined to his bed for the past two months, and though he must have suffered greatly, he spoke no word of complaint. Kind friends and neighbors visited him daily and often remarked at his fortitude and the pleasant smile he gave them, though in visible pain. Although he was not an active church member, he was truly a christian being, ever ready to help by word or deed another that might have been less fortunate than he.

He is survived by eleven children; Laura Dexter, Nellie Bendt, and Lee of Ward; Ada Theel of Elkton, Olive Whealy of Sioux Falls, Ethel Patten of Pipestone, Yaz of Menomoie, Wis., and Hazel Kneebone, Stacia Kroeger, Lotty Fargen and Jack of Flandreau.

One brother, Joseph Anderson, Sr., of Flandreau, also survives, besides 25 grandchildren and one nephew, Joseph Anderson, Jr..

Funeral services were held at the home at 2:00 o'clock, Monday in charge of Rev. H.P. Eberhart, pastor of Flandreau Methodist Church. Masonite rites were held at the grave, when he was laid to rest in Elkton cemetary beside his wife. Pallbearers for the services included Masons from Flandreau and Elkton. 
Family links: 
  Rasmus Anderson (1808 - 1883)
  Mary Ellen Arrigan Anderson (1868 - 1911)*
  Laura May Anderson Dexter (1888 - 1959)*
  Olive Maude Anderson Whaley (1890 - 1966)*
  Hazel Belle Anderson Kneebone (1892 - 1976)*
  Adah Irene Anderson Theel (1894 - 1992)*
  Nellie F Anderson Bendt (1896 - 1942)*
  Stacia Inez Anderson Kroeger (1897 - 1965)*
  Ethel Althea Anderson Patten (1899 - 1986)*
  Lee Roosevelt Anderson (1901 - 1979)*
  Lottie Anderson Fargen (1903 - 1982)*
  Jesse Melvin Anderson (1905 - 1980)*
  Yanz Peter Anderson (1906 - 1971)*
*Calculated relationship
Elkton City Cemetery
Brookings County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Block 2, Lot 4
Created by: dells
Record added: Sep 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96570660
Yanz Peter Anderson
Added by: Nancy Painthorse Salisbury
Yanz Peter Anderson
Added by: Nancy Painthorse Salisbury
Yanz Peter Anderson
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As you had ridden into the sunset with the Angels that lit up your pathway to heaven. Love always, wish I could have met you! Your GGranddaughter
- Nancy Painthorse Salisbury
 Added: Apr. 6, 2013
RIP, love you.
 Added: Sep. 21, 2012
Rest in peace my GGrandparents, lovya, NASL.
- Nancy Painthorse Salisbury
 Added: Sep. 8, 2012

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